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Thread #26320   Message #3564108
Posted By: Haruo
03-Oct-13 - 11:51 PM
Thread Name: British Grenadiers-why is tune called Sheffield?
Subject: RE: British Grenadiers-why is tune called Sheffield?
Since the use of "British Grenadiers" as a Christian hymn tune appears to be of American origin, I think it's more than likely that the Sheffield in question is one of the eight thus-named towns in the United States rather than the Cornish (or the Australian or New Zealand) Sheffield. Perhaps I'll inquire of the denominational musicians' associations, maybe somebody there has some idea how this tune name was acquired.